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February 8, 2016

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February 8, 2016

Feb. 4, 2016 — The technology that charges batteries for electronic devices could provide fresh water from salty seas, says a new study. Electricity running through a salt water-filled battery draws the salt ions ... read more

New Science Helps Put Spotlight on Unseen Global Impacts

Feb. 4, 2016 — As the world grows more connected, 'out of sight, out of mind' looms as a perilous consequence of globalization. A sustainability scholar presents an integrated way to track the many ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — A wide swatch of Asia, from the tropics to the mid-latitudes, which has wet and dry seasons, is significantly affected by 'Asian monsoons.' The amount of rainfall in particular has a close ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — Over sixty soil experts have gone together and provided an up to date overview of European soil threats. The extensive report, which among other things provides information on the geographical spread ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — Geologists may have finally explained what triggers certain earthquakes that occur deep beneath the Earth's surface in subduction zones, regions where one tectonic plate slides beneath another. ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — How did life begin? This is one of the most fundamental questions scientists puzzle over. To address it, they have to look not just back to the primordial Earth, but out into space. Now, scientists ... read more

Feb. 2, 2016 — A new study shows that the North Atlantic absorbed 50 percent more human-made carbon dioxide over the last decade, compared to the previous decade. The findings show the impact that the burning of ... read more

Feb. 2, 2016 — Scientists have announced the discovery of four new species of deep-water algae in Hawaii's Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. The new species were collected between 200-400 feet, ... read more

Feb. 2, 2016 — Not only is Greenland's melting ice sheet adding huge amounts of water to the oceans, it could also be unleashing 400,000 metric tons of phosphorus every year -- as much as the mighty ... read more

Severe Drought No Longer Caused Just by Nature

Feb. 2, 2016 — Scientists are calling on drought researchers and managers around the world to consider both human activity and natural phenomena in their battle to preserve increasingly scarce global water ... read more

Feb. 2, 2016 — Lava flow crises are nothing new on Hawai'i, where their destructive forces have been demonstrated repeatedly. The 2014-2015 Pahoa lava flow crisis, however, was unique in terms of its societal ... read more

US Forest Service Releases Findings on the Effects of Drought for Forests, Rangelands

Feb. 1, 2016 — The US Forest Service has released a new report that provides a national assessment of peer-reviewed scientific research on the impacts of drought on US forests and rangelands. This report will help ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — Tiny ponds play a disproportionately large role in global greenhouse gas emissions from inland waters, according to a new study. Although ponds less than a quarter of an acre in size make up only ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — A new and relatively inexpensive way to establish whether certain types of magmatic rocks are more likely to contain valuable metal deposits has been developed by a team of ... read more

Human-Made Climate Change Helped Cause South of England Floods, Say Scientists

Feb. 1, 2016 — Human-induced climate change increased the risk of severe storms like those that hit the south of England in the winter of 2013-14, causing devastating flooding and costing several people their ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — The native ferns that form a lush green understory in coastal redwood forests are well adapted to dry summers and periodic droughts, but California's current prolonged drought has taken a toll ... read more

High-Tech River Studies Reveal Benefits of Habitat Restoration for Fish

Feb. 1, 2016 — An emerging research method to gauge the benefits of stream restoration for salmon and other native fish is revealing improvements in fish numbers, survival and reproduction in key rivers across the ... read more

Major Storm Events Play Key Role in Biogeochemistry of Watersheds

Feb. 1, 2016 — Heavy weather events cause an inordinate amount of organic material to bypass headwater systems, say researchers, pushing them downstream into larger rivers and coastal waters and inland basins -- ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — One of the many dangers resulting from global warming is the melting of glaciers. To ascertain how this will affect sea levels in the future, it is important to know how glaciers behave. ... read more

Jan. 29, 2016 — The moon was formed from a violent, head-on collision between the early Earth and a 'planetary embryo' called Theia approximately 100 million years after the Earth formed, almost 4.5 ... read more

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